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SALEM – Louisville ran away with a sweep at the Northeastern Buckeye Conference track meet Friday at Reilly Stadium.

The Louisville girls finished third in the last event, the 1600-meter relay, to hold on for a 107 1/2-106 1/2 win over Carrollton. West Branch was third with 92 1/2 and Salem was fifth with 74.

Defending boys champion Salem finished fourth in the team standings despite scoring 100 1/2 points. Louisville was first with 152 points, West Branch second with 107 1/2 and Marlington third with 106.

West Branch was led by two-time winner Jake Zinni, who topped teammate Andrew Filp by a tiebreaker in the shot put (50-6 3/4) and also won the discus (162-4).

West Branch also got wins from Josiah Ross in the 300 hurdles (41.23), Haley Davis in the 1600 run (5:28.22), Calista Waters in the 800 run (2:25.63) and Zach Robbins in the high jump (6-6).

Marcus Crittenden led the Quakers with a victory in the 200 dash (22.96), and joined Haedan Panezott, Cameron Turney and Daniel Rumsey in the winning 800 relay team (1:31.98) and Rumsey, Turney and Ethan Bailey on the winning 1600 relay ream (3:28.34).

Alyssa Wright also picked up a first place for the Quakers in the girls discus (134-9).

Minerva placed seventh in the girls meet with 47 points and eighth in the boys meet with 14.